20 hours 26 min. (18 CDs / MP3)
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest archeological find of the twentieth century. Yet, controversy and confusion continue to swirl around these ancient writings. Did the Vatican suppress their publication? Do they mention Jesus? Are New Testament texts found among them? Do they undermine the Christian faith? Dr. Bergsma answers these questions, and many others in this lecture series on the Scrolls such as:
• When were the Scrolls written, and by whom?
• Were the Scrolls written by Jewish monks of the "Essene" order?
• Was John the Baptist a member of the Scrolls community?
• What light do the Scrolls shed on Jesus and the Last Supper?
• Why are the Scrolls important for understanding St. Paul and Romans?
• What relationship is there between the 12 Tribes of Israel and the Qumran Community of the Scrolls?
Dr. Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls enable us to understand the Biblical and Jewish background of the Catholic faith like never before!
The Dead Sea Scrolls is a topic i have had some interest in for quite some time. It wasn't until I read Gary Michuta's book "Why Catholic bibles are bigger" that i realized the scrolls contained Jewish manuscripts of some of the deuterocanonical books among other things and that's what got me more interested in learning about the scrolls. This study is very in depth and will give you lots of information to think about.
I not only learned a lot about the Scrolls, but the time in which they were written and preserved. Bergsma also covered the history of Israel before the scrolls, which provided a good backdrop. Highly recommended.
Beyond my expectations
I began to listen to a friend's copy and found myself wanting my own copy. This is a wonderful study and fascinating presentation. Outstanding!